DAIKIN EUROPE N.V. IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE IT HAS WON THE FOREIGN INVESTMENT OF THE YEAR TROPHY, AWARDED BY FLANDERS INVESTMENT AND TRADE (FIT). THIS AWARD IS A RECOGNITION OF THE IMPORTANT COMMITMENT OF DAIKIN EUROPE TOWARDS FLANDERS AND EUROPE, HIGHLIGHTED BY ITS 140 MILLION EURO INVESTMENT IN A GLOBAL HEAT PUMP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE IN GHENT, BELGIUM.
THE RESEARCH CENTRE WILL BE HOME TO THE COMPANY’S GLOBAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF HEAT PUMP AND SUSTAINABLE COLD CHAIN TECHNOLOGIES. THE INVESTMENT IN EDC IS PART OF DAIKIN’S FUSION 2025 PLAN TO BECOME A LEADING COMPANY IN SUSTAINABLE HEATING AND COOLING SOLUTIONS.
THE EMEA DEVELOPMENT CENTER WILL BE CONSTRUCTED IN THE TECHNOLOGY PARK IN GHENT, BELGIUM AND SHOULD BE OPERATIONAL BY 2024. THE NEW BUILDING WILL BRING ALL OF DAIKIN’S R&D PEOPLE IN BELGIUM TOGETHER ON ONE SITE, WHERE THEY WILL BE ABLE TO WORK CLOSELY WITH GHENT UNIVERSITY. “IT IS OUR AIM TO CREATE AN EXCITING AND INSPIRING WORK ENVIRONMENT, WITH OPENNESS TO CO-CREATE. OUR HEATING INNOVATIONS ARE THE RESULT OF RESEARCH INTO HEAT PUMP TECHNOLOGY COMBINED WITH INTERNET OF THINGS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE,” SAYS LAURENT VAN THOURNOUT, DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER OF THE EMEA DEVELOPMENT CENTER, “AND THIS COMBINATION PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP NEW BUSINESS MODELS.
THE EMEA DEVELOPMENT CENTER IS PART OF A LARGER INVESTMENT PLAN WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF DAIKIN‘S FUSION 2025 PLAN. BETWEEN 2021 AND 2025, THE COMPANY WILL BE INVESTING NO LESS THAN 840 MILLION EURO ACROSS THE EMEA REGION.
THE EUROPEAN HEATING MARKET IS CHALLENGED TO MOVE TO FOSSIL-FREE HEATING SOLUTIONS UNDER THE EU GREEN DEAL. “WE STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT HEAT PUMP TECHNOLOGY WILL BE KEY TO MAKE THE EUROPEAN CONTINENT CLIMATE NEUTRAL BY 2050. THROUGH OUR INVESTMENTS WE ARE REINFORCING OUR LEADING POSITION IN THE MARKET, ENABLING US TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE TRANSITION TO SUSTAINABLE AND FOSSIL-FREE HEATING AND COOLING SOLUTIONS,” CONCLUDES WIM DE SCHACHT.
DOMSON'S ENGINEERING STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE UKRAINE AND ACTIVELY DELIVERS FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR UKRAINIAN CITIZENS AFFECTED BY THE WAR.
THE NUMEROUS IMPORTANT STEPS HAVE BEEN TAKEN AROUND THE WORLD TO HELP THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE: DONATION PROGRAMS, HUMANITARIAN AID FUNDS, A VARIETY OF FUNDRAISING EVENTS ETC.
IN COOPERATION WITH THE GEORGIA RED CROSS SOCIETY, DOMSON'S ENGINEERING IS STEPPING UP FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE PEOPLE IN UKRAINE.
DUE TO THAT THERE IS A GREAT NEED FOR EVERYONE TO CONTRIBUTE TO ASSISTING THE FAMILIES AFFECTED, DISPLACED, AND TRAUMATIZED BY THE TRAGEDY, DOMSON'S ENGINEERING CALLS BUSINESS SECTOR TO JOIN THIS COLLECTIVE EFFORT AND DONATE.
SENDING OUR HEARTFELT WISHES TO ALL UKRAINIANS! MAY THE PEACE AND PROSPERITY FILL THEIR FUTURE!
WE STAND WITH UKRAINE!
DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD. RECENTLY RECEIVED HIGH ACCLAIM AS A COMPANY EXCELLING IN CLIMATE CHANGE MEASURES AND CORPORATE DISCLOSURE BY ITS INCLUSION IN THE “A LIST” COMPILED BY CDP, AN INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT OPERATES A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION DISCLOSURE SYSTEM FOR COMPANIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.
CDP IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT PROMOTES AND PERFORMS ACTIVITIES ASKING COMPANIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO DISCLOSE INFORMATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, SUCH AS CLIMATE CHANGE, WATER SECURITY, AND FOREST CONSERVATION, BASED ON REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION FROM GLOBAL INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS WITH A HIGH INTEREST IN ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. THE ORGANIZATION COLLECTS, ANALYZES, AND EVALUATES INFORMATION CONCERNING THE ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITIES OF MAJOR GLOBAL COMPANIES AND ANNUALLY SELECTS THE COMPANIES MOST DISTINGUISHED FOR THEIR CLIMATE CHANGE INITIATIVES AND INFORMATION DISCLOSURE FOR ITS “CLIMATE CHANGE A LIST.” FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR, CDP EVALUATED 12,000 COMPANIES AND SELECTED THE TOP 200 GLOBAL COMPANIES, INCLUDING 55 JAPANESE COMPANIES.
AS THE ONLY COMPANY IN THE WORLD THAT MANUFACTURES BOTH AIR CONDITIONERS AND REFRIGERANTS, DAIKIN PROVIDES PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AROUND THE WORLD THAT UTILIZE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES. ITS MAIN BUSINESS OF AIR CONDITIONING HELPS IMPROVE THE HEALTH AND PRODUCTIVITY OF PEOPLE AS PART OF SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE THAT CONTRIBUTES TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, BUT THE WIDESPREAD USE OF AIR CONDITIONING ALSO INCREASES ELECTRICAL POWER CONSUMPTION, WHICH IMPACTS GLOBAL WARMING. TO PROMOTE BUSINESS GROWTH WHILE ALSO MITIGATING IMPACT TO CLIMATE CHANGE, DAIKIN ESTABLISHED ITS “ENVIRONMENT VISION 2050,” WHICH AIMS FOR NET ZERO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS FROM COMPANY BUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN 2050. TO ACHIEVE THIS, THE COMPANY HAS SET FORTH AN INTERIM TARGET REDUCTION OF 50% FOR 2030 THAT IS CALCULATED BY COMPARING BUSINESS-AS-USUAL (BAU) EMISSIONS USING FISCAL YEAR 2019 AS THE BASE YEAR. IN ADDITION TO MEASURES AT THE PRODUCTION STAGE AND THE DEVELOPMENT AND INCREASE OF ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS PRODUCTS, THE COMPANY CONFRONTS THE ENTIRE VALUE CHAIN INCLUDING THE BUILDING OF A REFRIGERANT RECOVERY AND RECLAMATION SYSTEM IN THE MARKET.
WITH THIS HIGH RECOGNITION AS FURTHER MOTIVATION, DAIKIN WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE COMFORTABLE AIR ENVIRONMENTS WORLDWIDE AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE REALIZATION OF A DECARBONIZED SOCIETY.
PAYING GREAT ATTENTION TO THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESSES, DOMSON'S ENGINEERING ACTIVELY SUPPORTS THE EDUCATIONAL SECTOR OF THE COUNTRY. RECENTLY THE COMPANY HAS SUCCESSFULLY PERFORMED A NEW EDUCATIONAL PROJECT, FOCUSED ON THE MOST SOUGHT-AFTER AND HIGH DEMAND SPECIALTY OF INDUSTRY.
WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF COOPERATION WITH COLLEGE MODUS, DOMSON'S ENGINEERING HAS CARRIED OUT A PRACTICAL COURSE OF WELDING TRAINING PROGRAM. APART FROM THE WIDE-RANGING INDUSTRIAL PRACTICE, THE TRAINING PROCESS COVERED A VARIETY OF MASTER CLASSES AND TRAININGS FROM HIGHLY QUALIFIED SPECIALISTS OF THE COMPANY.
WHICH IS IMPORTANT, IN PURPOSE OF IMPROVING HIGHEST EFFICIENCY OF THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS, THE PRACTICAL COURSE WAS HELD DIRECTLY ON THE ONGOING PROJECTS OF DOMSON'S ENGINEERING, FULLY COMPLYING AN INTERNATIONAL STANDARD OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY. THE STUDENTS WERE INTRODUCED TO THE MODERN AND INNOVATIVE WELDING TECHNOLOGIES, THE INTERNATIONAL LABOR STANDARDS ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND THE CONCEPTS OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS.
WE WISH GOOD LUCK TO THE STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURE CAREER!
AS A MARKET LEADER IN HVAC-R SOLUTIONS, DAIKIN SEEKS TO DELIVER A COMFORTABLE, HEALTHY INDOOR CLIMATE, KEEPING THE TOTAL CO2 EQUIVALENT EMISSIONS AS LOW AS POSSIBLE THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE BUILDING LIFECYCLE. THE NEW VRV5 HEAT RECOVERY UNIT REPRESENTS A SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE ON THIS JOURNEY, WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF THE LOWER GWP REFRIGERANT R-32 FOR LARGER COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS, WHILE KEEPING THE VRV FLEXIBILITY TO CATER FOR ALL TYPES OF INDOOR SPACES, EVEN VERY SMALL AREAS.
THE NEW VRV5 HEAT RECOVERY REPRESENTS THE FUTURE OF COMMERCIAL HVAC-R, ENABLING CUSTOMERS TO GREATLY REDUCE THE CO2 FOOTPRINT OF THEIR BUILDING THROUGH:
- EASY INTEGRATION OF HEAT PUMP TECHNOLOGY IN BOTH NEW AND EXISTING BUILDINGS;
- THE ADOPTION OF R-32 REFRIGERANT, REDUCING GLOBAL WARMING IMPACT OF THE REFRIGERANT WITH 71% COMPARED TO R-410A;
- A HIGHER SEASONAL EFFICIENCY COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS SERIES, MEASURED IN REAL-LIFE INDOOR UNITS;
- INNOVATIVE 3-PIPE HEAT RECOVERY, RECOVERING AND RECIRCULATING THE HEAT AMONGST SPACES WITH DIFFERENT THERMAL NEEDS;
- INTEGRATION HIGHLY EFFICIENT VENTILATION CONTRIBUTING TO A HEALTHY INDOOR ENVIRONMENT.
SUSTAINABILITY AND INNOVATION ARE INTEGRAL ELEMENTS OF DAIKIN’S “ENVIRONMENTAL VISION 2050”. THE NEW VRV5 HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEM RESPONDS TO BOTH, MAXIMISING BUILDING EFFICIENCY WITH A MINIMUM ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT.
DAIKIN HAS ANNOUNCED THE LAUNCH OF A NEW, SMART REFRIGERATION LEAK DETECTION FEATURE TO ASSIST CHILLER EQUIPMENT AND PLANT USERS WITH SAFETY MANAGEMENT AND F-GAS COMPLIANCE.
THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND THE NEW FUNCTION IS BASED ON A UNIQUE NEW SOFTWARE ALGORITHM DEVELOPED BY DAIKIN WHICH USES HISTORICAL DATA TO RAISE AN ALARM IN THE EVENT OF A POTENTIAL LEAK AND TO REPORT ON THE FREQUENCY OF OCCURRENCES OVER TIME, ALLOWING USERS TO DECIDE WHETHER ACTION IS REQUIRED.
THE NEW ALGORITHM DETECTS EVEN SLOW GAS LEAKAGES OVER AN EXTENDED LOAD RANGE, STARTING AT 33% OF UNIT LOAD COMPARED TO 50% FOR OTHER APPLICATIONS ON THE MARKET.
DETECTION OF SMALL LEAKS AT AN EARLY STAGE ALLOWS DAIKIN ENGINEERS TO INTERVENE PROMPTLY, MINIMISING DISCOMFORT TO THE CUSTOMER AND CONSERVING VALUABLE REFRIGERANT.
MONITORING THROUGH THE EXISTING CLOUD REMOVES THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL REFRIGERANT LEAKAGE DETECTION SENSORS AND A LOCAL CONTROLLER, HELPING TO OFFSET INITIAL SYSTEM PURCHASE COSTS. FASTER LEAK IDENTIFICATION AND REPAIR PREVENTS THE RELEASE OF HARMFUL REFRIGERANTS INTO THE ATMOSPHERE, HELPING USERS TO MINIMIZE THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT.
THE NEW REFRIGERANT LEAK DETECTION SERVICE IS THE LATEST IN A SERIES OF ADVANCES, DRIVEN BY A CONTINUOUS PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME WHICH IS FOCUSED ON INNOVATION, PERFORMANCE AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WAS SIGNED BETWEEN DOMSON'S ENGINEERING AND GEORGIAN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEMORANDUM IS TO INCREASE THE EMPLOYMENT RATE ON THE GEORGIAN LABOR MARKET.
THE STUDENTS AND GRADUATES OF GEORGIAN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY WITH HIGH ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN THE FIELD OF REFRIGERATION, AIR CONDITIONING AND VENTILATION SYSTEMS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE EMPLOYED IN DOMSON'S ENGINEERING.
Domson's Engineering, within the framework of cooperation with College Modus, has provided a practical course of welder training program. Apart from industrial practice, the training process covered a variety of master class series introduced by the company's highly qualified specialists, in full compliance with Safety, Health and Environmental Protection Standards.
A training course was held directly on the company's projects, where students introduced to modern and innovative welding technologies, the concepts of international standards and the company's working principles. We wish good luck to the students and continue to support the educational process!
SINCE 2011, CLARIVATE HAS BEEN ANALYZING PATENT DATA TO IDENTIFY THE WORLD’S TOP 100 INNOVATIVE COMPANIES AND RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS AND HAS HONORED THESE OUTSTANDING COMPANIES WITH THIS AWARD FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS. THIS YEAR MARKS THE EIGHTH TIME OVERALL AND THE SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR THAT DAIKIN HAS BEEN SELECTED.
AS THE WORLD'S LEADING MANUFACTURER OF INDOOR HVAC SYSTEMS WITH GLOBAL BUSINESS OPERATIONS, DAIKIN ALLOWS THE USE OF SOME OF ITS PATENTS BY OTHER COMPANIES IN ORDER TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GASES FOR THE INDUSTRY OVERALL. FOR EXAMPLE, IN 2011, DAIKIN GRANTED EMERGING COUNTRIES FREE ACCESS TO 93 PATENTS RELATED TO AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT UTILIZING REFRIGERANT HFC-32 (R32), A REFRIGERANT WITH LOW GLOBAL WARMING POTENTIAL (GWP), AND IT EXPANDED ACCESS WORLDWIDE TO ALL COUNTRIES IN 2015. MOREOVER, IN 2019, DAIKIN EXPANDED THE SCOPE OF PATENTS AND PLEDGED THE NON-ASSERTION OF THOSE PATENTS TO SUPPORT CONVERSION TO REFRIGERANTS WITH HIGH ENERGY SAVINGS AND LOW GWP.
IN RECOGNITION OF THESE EFFORTS, DAIKIN WAS AWARDED THE “MINISTER OF ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY AWARD” AT THE “INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD” FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020 CONDUCTED BY THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY AND THE JAPAN PATENT OFFICE.
DAIKIN WILL CONTINUE TO WORK ON R&D ACTIVITIES FOR CREATING INNOVATION THAT PROVIDES NEW VALUE TO SOCIETY AS IT FURTHER STRENGTHENS THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ACTIVITIES THAT SUPPORT THEM.
A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WAS SIGNED BETWEEN DOMSON'S ENGINEERING AND SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY GEORGIA. UNDER THIS MEMORANDUM, THE STUDENTS WITH HIGH ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN THE FIELD OF CIVIL ENGINEERING HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE A PRACTICAL TRAINING COURSE AT DOMSON'S ENGINEERING WITH A VIEW TO FURTHER EMPLOYMENT.
THE FINANCIAL AND GLOBAL IDEA HELD THE 16TH GOLDEN BRAND AWARDS CEREMONY ON JULY 19, AT CHÂTEAU MUKHRANI, KNOWN AS THE OSCARS OF THE BUSINESS WORLD.
IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE MAIN BUSINESS AWARDS IN GEORGIA, DOMSON'S ENGINEERING BECAME THE WINNER OF THE NOMINATION "ELECTROMECHANICAL ENGINEERING WORKS" AND THE HOLDER OF "THE GOLDEN BRAND" TITLE.
A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WAS SIGNED BETWEEN DOMSON'S ENGINEERING AND THE UNION OF SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING ASSOCIATIONS OF UKRAINE, WHICH BRINGS TOGETHER THE LEADING SPECIALISTS IN THE FIELD OF CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL ENGINEERING AND IS A FIDIC MEMBER.
THE MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE MOU INCLUDE IMPLEMENTATION OF JOINT LARGE-SCALE PROJECTS, AS WELL AS EXCHANGING KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD, WHICH WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL ENGINEERING INDUSTRY IN GEORGIA.
DOMSON’S ENGINEERING, AS A PARTNER OF SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY AND A SPONSOR OF THE CAPSTONE PROJECT, PARTICIPATED IN THE ENGINEERING CAPSTONE AND SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT SHOWCASE.
WE HAVE SUPPORTED STUDENTS WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DIPLOMA PROJECT IN THE FIELD OF CIVIL ENGINEERING.
REGARDING THIS, THEY WERE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE REGIONAL SIGNIFICANCE PROJECT - MCDONALD’S BAKERY, PERFORMED BY THE COMPANY.
PRIDEFUL IS THAT THE GRADUATES RECEIVED THE HIGHEST MARKS FOR FINAL PRESENTATION. THEIR HARD WORK AND MOTIVATION ARE ADMIRABLE.
WE DO CONGRATULATE THEM COMPLETING CAPSTONE PROJECT, WISH A LOT OF SUCCESS AND WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND OUR SINCERE GRATITUDE TO SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY GEORGIA FOR ACTIVE COOPERATION OVER THE YEARS, ALSO INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES ASSOCIATION/ICCA FOR SUPPORTING THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS.
DOMSON'S ENGINEERING HAS SIGNED A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH MODUS COLLEGE, WHICH WILL ENABLE COLLEGE STUDENTS TO DEEPEN THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE OF CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL ENGINEERING IN PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE, WHICH WILL BE A PREREQUISITE FOR THEIR PROFESSIONALISM.
WE AIM TO SHARE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE WITH THE STUDENTS.
INVOLVEMENT IN A PRACTICAL COURSE IN THE FIELD CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL ENGINEERING WILL ENHANCE STUDENTS' PROFESSIONAL SKILLS, WHICH WILL ENSURE THE REALIZATION OF THEIR PERSONAL POTENTIAL IN FUTURE ACTIVITIES.
THE PRACTICAL COURSE INCLUDES IMPORTANT COMPONENTS SUCH AS DIAGNOSTICS OF COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS AND PROJECT REQUIREMENTS, TESTING SYSTEMS TO THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY, CONTEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION METHODOLOGY, INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS AND THE PRINCIPLES OF USING HIGHLY EFFICIENT MATERIALS.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE TRAINING COURSE, SUCCESSFUL GRADUATES WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE EMPLOYED AT DOMSON’S ENGINEERING.
WE WISH SUCCESS TO ALL STUDENTS AND CONTINUE OUR ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT IN THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESSES!
Domson’s Engineering is performing building of the world’s leading brand's, Mcdonald’s 4th bakery on the continent, where the company executes MEP design and installation, construction and fit-out works.
The project has regional importance, as Georgia will appear on McDonald’s logistics map, which is a huge step forward for the country in terms of human resource employment and export development to neighboring countries.
The building will be provided with the latest technologies of water supply&sewerage, fire safety, heating, air conditioning, ventilation, electricity and low voltage systems.
Within the frames of the MEP installation works, particular attention is paid to safety and environmental standards in full accordance with ISO 14001. Furthemore, it should be highlighted, that the contract signed between Domson’s Engineering and Mcdonald’s is regulated by the FIDIC yellow book, which in turn, promotes the execution of the project with the highest standards.
On February 7, the Forbes Georgia Business Award Ceremony was held at the Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metechi Palace. The winner of the nomination for Forbes Property is Domson's Engineering.
The company is a leader on the Georgian market for electrical mechanical engineering. Since 2019, with the active development of the construction sector, the company offers a full range of services to the customers, including design, construction-engineering and fire safety consulting. Domson's Engineering projects are implemented by modern construction methodologies, innovative engineering solutions and high-efficiency materials. More than 500 people are currently employed on current projects.
The concept of energy efficient buildings is becoming more and more relevant in the developed countries. Domson's Engineering is positioned as a leader in this area, which is proved by regional projects, executed by Japanese brand Daikin's A+ class energy-efficient systems.
Daikin is the world's number one brand in air conditioning and ventilation, with annual turnover of $ 24 billion and employing 70,000 employees worldwide. Since 2014 Domson's Engineering represents the brand in Georgia and becomes a top distributor across Eastern Europe and Central Asia for the second time in a row.
Domson's Engineering has begun building its own hotel complex and elite villas. The project will be located on a 10 hectare area in Kakheti. The investment of the aforementioned development project is 20 million Georgian Lari.
Domson's Engineering collaborates with major companies such as Co-Investment Fund, IG Development, Silk Road Group, Evex, TBC and Alliance Group. The number of completed projects include: City Mall shopping centers, Evex clinics, Radisson Event Hall, Carrefour hypermarkets, etc.
As for the current projects, the company is building and executing engineering works for the complex Panorama Tbilisi, several five-star brand hotels, A-class business centers, and McDonald's.
In 2020, Domson’s plans to expand its service outside of Georgia, particularly in Uzbekistan, where the company plans to open the office. The first project will be an international brand hotel, which will be launched this year.
The event summarized the company's unprecedented steps in the field of engineering and celebrated the arrival of Daikin - the world's leading Japanese technology giant in Georgia.
Domson's Engineering is a leading engineering company in Georgia that implements A-class energy-efficient systems and NFPA international standards in major regional projects. The Georgian company has won the award of the best distributor of Japanese brand Daikin in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and continues to successfully collaborate with the world's leading technology brands.
Since its founding in 1924, Daikin has devoted itself with an unconstrained passion to overcome the ever-evolving challenges and become the leading manufacturer of air conditioning system and equipment. Leveraging its unique cutting-edge technology, Daikin delivers outstanding products and system solutions to ensure comfortable and sustainable living environments for people and all regions around the world. The company is actively manufacturing the A-class energy-efficient system of HVAC.
Representatives of the construction and development companies, international engineering companies, banking sector, diplomatic corps and the municipality of Tbilisi, attended the conference.
It must be noted that, on this day, a trilateral memorandum was signed between one of the capital's major projects - City Mall Saburtalo, Domson's Engineering and Daikin.
The world's first solar highway has been opened in France, in the not-very-sunny village of Tourouvre au Perche in Normandy. The roadway is just one kilometer (0.6mi) long, but that still works out at 2,800 square meters of photovoltaic cells—enough, hopefully, to power the village's street lights.
The road was built by Colas, a large Anglo-French construction company. Colas has apparently been working on its own solar road tech, called Wattway, for at least five years. Wattway has been tested in car parks, but this is the first time it has been used on an active road. There will now be a two-year test period, to see if Wattway can withstand the rigor of being pounded by thousands of cars and trucks per day and whether it can actually provide a useful amount of electricity.
Usefulness aside, the main problem with constructing solar roads is their crippling cost. One of the main selling points of Wattway, according to Colas, is that each panel is just a few millimeters thick, and can thus be installed on top of an existing road, which in turn massively reduces construction costs. Having said that, the 1km road in Normandy cost €5 million (£4.3m) to build. And that's for a single lane of a two-lane highway!
Expanding that out to 10m per kilometer for a two-lane solar road, you're looking at a total cost measured in billions or even trillions of pounds to cover a sizeable portion of a country's roads with solar panels.
Fortunately, Ségolène Royal, France's ecology minister, has a much more reasonable goal in mind: she would like to see solar roadways replace one kilometer of every 1000 in France. Again, assuming she means two-lane solar roads at around €10 million per kilometer, the total cost would be €10 billion—not bad, assuming the panels (and the accompanying electrical system) don't need regular maintenance, and that they produce enough electricity to be worth the much higher initial outlay.
Indeed, their questionable efficiency is one of the main reasons that more solar roads aren't currently being built. Colas says that Wattway's photovoltaic efficiency is 15 percent, which is pretty good. But that doesn't take into account the fact that the solar panels are flat on the ground, rather than angled towards the sun's trajectory, significantly reducing efficiency at higher latitudes. Heavy traffic could also block sunlight; as could snow, mud, and perhaps standing water too after rain.
Obviously the maths are a bit better on the €5 million roads in Normandy, but that's still an awful lot of money to spend on powering the village's (population ~3,300) street lights.
The Wattway brochure suggests that 2,800 square meters of solar roadway ought to be able to power about 140 homes—about 420MWh per year. Though clearly, if they are just looking to power the village's street lights, they're not expecting anywhere near 420MWh in reality—perhaps due to the low amount of direct sunlight in Normandy.
Making the announcement, Urs Hölzle, Google’s Senior Vice President for Technical Infrastructure, said: “This is a huge milestone. We were one of the first corporations to create large-scale, long-term contracts to buy renewable energy directly. Today, we are the world’s largest corporate buyer of renewable power, with commitments reaching 2.6 gigawatts (2,600 megawatts) of wind and solar energy. That’s bigger than many large utilities."
Google is not alone in its drive to power a global corporation using renewable energy. More than 80 of the world’s leading companies have made a commitment to go 100% renewable. Facebook, Microsoft, IKEA, and Nestle are among 83 RE100 partners aiming to eliminate any reliance on energy produced from fossil fuels.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), 2015 was the year when renewables overtook coal to become the largest source of global energy capacity.
„In the next five years 30, 000 solar panels will be installed every hour. And wind turbines will go up at a rate of 2.5 every hour. Within 5 years 60 % of the world’s energy supply will come from renewables” - said Google’s Senior Vice President for Technical Infrastructure.